[Lubuntu-qa] Chromium updates

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Sat Nov 3 22:42:14 UTC 2012

Hi Jackson.

I've seen that PPA mentioned and if it is good then please feel free to
mention. I've been using Alex's whilst trying to liase with getting the
'normal' ones back on. Feel free to invite him to the conversation. Having
two people prepared to help out is always better than putting all the load
load on one.



On 3 November 2012 22:23, Jackson Doak <doak.jackson at gmail.com> wrote:

> thanks, phill please let me know when a new ppa is out i have been using sudo
> add-apt-repository ppa:towolf/crack. anything better than it?
> On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Below is my best understanding of what is a truly grey area. Please feel
>> to file corrections to facts. The Chromium-PPA ran out of volunteers to
>> keep it all going.
>> Whilst the 'usual' PPA's [1], [2] and [3] Are still in some flux,
>> discussions have continued and sources sought. The -release team did add in
>> the most upto date available Chromium that they had for 12.10, even though
>> they knew it would be rapidly out of date. For doing that we owe a
>> thank-you. Ubuntu do not 'per-se' maintain Chromium, it is a ported version
>> of Chrome for F/OSS teams that up hold the differences between the
>> commercial 'Chrome' and the true F/OSS Chromium.
>> Part of this is trying to get that area resurrected. Along the way, I was
>> lucky enough to have WebUp8 post me a link to getting 12.04 Chromium
>> updates[4]. Those of you who know me will know that I would follow the
>> trail :)
>> Alex tries to keep an active PPA going [5] It covers all the releases of
>> (L)ubuntu. The one shown as 'updated' was in fact the ubuntu version[6].
>> You people have a headache yet? I have had plenty trying to track things
>> and people down!
>> So, for those of you who have read through this far.... there are new
>> -ubuntu versions available by using the dev PPA listed at [4]. I just
>> installed chromium-browser_23.0.1271.1~svn20120922r157674-0ubuntu1 So,
>> there are newer versions about, just not yet in any "semi-official" PPA /
>> Update route - So just add his if you want the latest versions.
>> On a personal note:
>> Yes, it does infruriate me as well and I do try my best, but I'm not a
>> dev / MOTU. If you do use Alex's PPA, do please drop him a quick email to
>> say thanks... hopefully he will come on board and go through the hoops and
>> jumps that are required to become official - just bear in mind, he is doing
>> this out the kindness of his own heart & is *not* a part of bug
>> reporting!
>> Regards,
>> Phill.
>> 1. https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/ppa
>> 2. https://launchpad.net/~chromium-daily/+archive/stable
>> 3. https://launchpad.net/chromium-project
>> 4.
>> http://www.webupd8.org/2012/09/new-chromium-stable-and-development.html
>> 5. https://launchpad.net/~a-v-shkop/+archive/chromium
>> 6.
>> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/quantal/+source/chromium-browser/22.0.1229.94~r161065-0ubuntu1
>> P.S. that well exceeds my last record for links in an email, but I
>> thought it better that your could follow the full story as I have it.
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